I know that I am biased, but I hope you can hear me out with an open mind. Consequently, why do we think that SUKAD Corp’s cloud-based solution, the Uruk Platform, would be the Engine of Project Success? Why do we believe it WILL BE a leading project management software solution? Here it is:
Built by Project Management Experts
- It is based on decades of practical project management experience. Our founders have been working on all types of projects, from micro to megaprojects!
- The leading co-founder (and idea owner) has worked on projects worth billions of US$ and worldwide. He has worked in the US, Europe, South East Asia, and West Asia (GCC).
- We have seen failed projects and successful projects; the good, the bad, and the ugly.
- We have experienced the impact of organizational culture and the impact of project management maturity on project success and failure.
- The practical experience mentioned earlier has provided us with great insights into the root causes of projects’ failure. Further, from experience, we learn the factors that contribute to project success.
- We have been researching these topics for decades. Our research led us to develop the SUKAD Way Project Management Framework. We are using this framework as one of the primary sources of knowledge for the Uruk Platform.
- Mounir and SUKAD published numerous books on the SUKAD Way, primarily CAMMP. CAMMP is a core source of information for Uruk.
- We have been applying the knowledge on numerous projects and programs we are using to develop the Uruk Platform. For example, (a) we already published six e-books with case studies for micro and small projects. Also, (b) we published a simulation of a megaproject. Finally, (c) we are working on four books with case studies based on CAMMP (projects and programs). All of these, we would be using in developing tailored methods to build into the Uruk Platform.
- Investors in our crowdfunding campaign, we will get some of these publications as perks.
Expedited Implementation of the Uruk Platform
- Uruk will include a governance structure with processes and procedures, so no need to recreate them. One can copy, paste, and modify or use as is!
- Further, there will be many tailored methods included in Uruk. As a result, many organizations can find the appropriate methodological approach similar to what they need. Once again, no need to recreate.
- We will have all templates, processes, stage deliverables, and stage gates in the system.
All of the above would enable a client to start using the Uruk Platform almost immediately after subscribing. If a client needs further customization, the SUKAD team can do so quickly and efficiently.
Can you imagine how much cost savings this approach would offer clients? Further, all of these savings would happen even before working on projects.
Other Differentiators for the Uruk Platform
We will need many pages to document all of the various differentiators. However, we will include a few points here, just for reference.
The Uruk Platform is Versatile
We expect to have tens of tailored methods built into the Uruk Platform over time. These tailored methods will cover different types of projects and for different sizes and complexities. As a result, this feature would make the Uruk Platform highly versatile for use in different domains and sectors.
Managing Projects and Stages
We manage the projects across a project life cycle. However, most references and guides on project management fail to recognize the following. To manage projects effectively, we need to manage across the stages and within each stage. The following images, shows how stage management works.
Integration with product and asset management
Integrating project management with product/asset management is also often ignored by the various PM Guides. Integration requires managing a project across departments, per the image below.
The Uruk Platform is Comprehensive
We often say that the Uruk Platform is pioneering, versatile, and comprehensive. We covered versatile earlier. Then, what do we mean by pioneering and comprehensive? Let us leave pioneering for later. Uruk is comprehensive because it covers: Project Management and Portfolio Management. In Project Management, we cover the Project and Stage levels, as we mentioned already. However, we cover all PM supporting functions in the project management element, as we present in the next image.
The Uruk Platform is a pioneering solution
Finally, why is the Uruk Platform a pioneering solution? Do you really want us to add on top of what we already covered? Let us ask you these questions:
- Have you seen in the market any project management software that uses a methodological approach? An approach that covers the projects from concept to closure?
- Do you realize that most of what is called as “project management software” in the market is task management, time sheets, or collaboration tools? Tools, not solutions.
- Any software in the market gives you the tailored methods with all of their templates and processes?
- Can you name a software that includes managing at various levels, such as portfolio, program, project, and even stages?
Do you see why we consider the Uruk Platform as a pioneering SOLUTION?
The Uruk Platform, the Engine of Project Success
What differentiates Uruk from other products in the market? The use of tailored methods, governance structure, case studies, knowledge references, and so much more. Further, all of these contribute to making the Uruk Platform, the Engine of Project Success.
In case you still need more information on Uruk and why Uruk is necessary, this final image might give you a hint!